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The former FBI director's highly-anticipated testimony, in open sessions, will come after he was fired by President Trump amid a growing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
May 19, 2017
Cornell William Brooks has led the civil rights group since 2014. The NAACP says it won't be renewing his contract, as part of a "transformational retooling" of the entire organization.
May 19, 2017
The president reportedly trashed the former FBI director the day after his firing, saying he hoped his dismissal would ease the growing investigation into his associates' ties with Russia.
May 19, 2017
Michael Flynn's contacts with Russia are a key part of the investigation into whether there was collusion during the presidential campaign. Here's the irony: Flynn often described Russia as an enemy.
May 19, 2017
The statue in Lee Circle is the last of four Confederate-era monuments that the city pledged to remove amid a swirl of controversy.
May 19, 2017
Foreign aid restrictions first introduced by Ronald Reagan in 1984 have been expanded by the Trump administration. They could hinder HIV prevention and the fight against infectious disease.
May 19, 2017
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress that he knew the president planned to fire James Comey before he wrote a memo the White House has pointed to to justify the termination.
May 19, 2017
If the 83-year-old Akihito steps down, he will be the first to abdicate in 200 years. But the provision doesn't solve Japan's royal problem: strict rules of succession and a dearth of eligible males.
May 19, 2017
More than half of Americans suffer lower back pain each year, the latest NPR/Truven Health Analytics survey finds. And they're often not going for treatments recommended as safest and most effective.
May 19, 2017
Before it became a byword for disaster, the hydrogen-powered airship heralded an era of fine dining in the skies — with an all-electric kitchen, a cocktail lounge, wine cellar and multi-course meals.
May 19, 2017
Johnathan Lee Iverson, the first African-American ringmaster of "The Greatest Show on Earth," helms the famed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for its last performance this Sunday.
May 19, 2017
In an intercept that the U.S. Air Force described as "unprofessional," a pair of Chinese fighter jets reportedly came within 150 feet of the American plane over the East China Sea on Wednesday.
May 19, 2017
The disgraced former congressman from New York pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. Weiner is the estranged husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
May 19, 2017
Ethics experts said the Justice Department needs to review possible conflicts involving special counsel Robert Mueller III because his former law firm represents people involved in the Russia probe.
May 19, 2017
With the sale Thursday night in New York City, the late Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 untitled painting is also said to be the sixth most-expensive work sold in world history.
May 19, 2017
Iran's reform-minded president, Hasan Rouhani, is up for re-election. Subtle changes in Iranian society are evident in the burgeoning tech sector. But conservatives say Rouhani has changed too much.
May 19, 2017
The Wikileaks founder has been living at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. Prosecutors in the country announced the decision in a brief statement Friday.
May 19, 2017
Milwaukee's voucher program serves some 28,000 students. Most of them are African-American and come from low-income families.
May 19, 2017
President Trump leaves on Friday for the first foreign trip of his presidency amid several controversies. What's at stake for the president on this trip?
May 19, 2017
The avalanche of news since Donald Trump was inaugurated has overshadowed Republicans' domestic agenda, and now, the president embarks on his first overseas trip, with potentially big consequences.
May 19, 2017

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